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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000407.txt from 1999/01

From: "Mary Sotnik" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] HIV via saliva
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 09:30:13 -0500

Bill wrote -

>That assumes that you buy into the theory that there actually ARE such
>toxins and that they have any bad effect upon the body.

Well I dunno, I have to believe *something* 'cos I haven't got my own
medical laboratory... :-) It is a Western medicine theory tho', I think -

>If your filling
>actually caused a deeply rooted infection that is still going on, that
>needs to be taken care of, of course.

Looks like it. Anyway, I had the filling, an abscess developed under the
tooth, it got treated, I got a bit better & a bit worse, an abscess
developed on the gum, it got treated, I got worse, and I've still got the
abscess. Definitely dentist time, when I can get to one who'll treat me
right. (There's a C&W ballad in there somewhere.)

>And I certainly don't mean to
>suggest that I believe that traditional medicine knows EVERYTHING there is
>to know about every possible illness. But I would sure look to them before
>I took up with quacks and patent-medicine show hoakum.

Yeah well, it's not that I think traditional (Western!) medicine's 'wrong',
'cos maybe I wouldn't be here at all if it wasn't for that, and it *was*
(and is) very helpful to me in some ways, but I agree, it can't fix
everything on its own. Possibly if I do everything right (which I wasn't)
and also pick the stuff that helps me, whether it comes from Western
medicine or whatever, then I might get better, tho' I'm not certain. Of
course you have to be careful what to pick, and what helps one won't help
another, etc., so it's annoying really, and doing the wrong thing at the
wrong time is worse than doing nothing. It's like having to predict the

>Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor have I played one on TV.



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